Lord Rowlands, or as the Third Doctor described him, "Tubby Rowlands", was the head of a department in the Ministry in the late 20th century. To stop Brownrose, the Doctor claimed he was friends with Rowlands and threatened: "I was saying to him in the Club only the other day, wrong sort of chap is creeping into your lot, Tubby, I said." (TV: Terror of the Autons)

According to Sir John Sudbury, Rowlands and the Doctor frequented the same bridge club, the Pemburton, with Sir John. (PROSE: The Scales of Injustice)

The Eighth Doctor once facetiously talked about "just telling Tubby Rowlands down the club, those rebels have got to know their place" to mock an unnaturalist. (PROSE: Unnatural History)

Behind the scenes Edit

  • It's never confirmed if the Doctor is really this friendly with Rowlands or is bluffing. In REF: The Doctor: His Lives and Times, the Brigadier says the Doctor used club ties and hob-knobbing with Rowland to keep UNIT supplied with the weapons it needed.
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